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Behavioural Support Rounds – Exploring the Enhancing Care Program: Support for Caregivers of People Living with Dementia Across Ontario

When:

Where: Online

BEHAVIOURAL SUPPORT ROUNDS

Thursday, January 18th | 2–3 PM EDT

PRESENTATION TITLE:

Exploring the Enhancing Care Program: Support for Caregivers of People Living with Dementia Across Ontario

PRESENTERS:

Cheryl Miller: Cheryl is the Provincial Program Manager for the Enhancing Care Program at Sinai Health. Cheryl’s 30 year career spans public, private and not-for-profit sectors in Canada and the US and includes health planning, health database and reporting consulting, technology project management and health program management. Cheryl has experienced dementia as an informal care partner, service provider, program manager, student researcher and close family member. Cheryl’s interests related to older adults include digital healthy literacy, end of life and MAID (medical assistance in dying), equitable access to health and community care, cohousing and family caregiving.

Katie MacLean: Katie’s personal experience with dementia led her to a career in supporting people impacted by dementia as a social worker with the Alzheimer Society of Toronto (AST). In addition to providing counselling support to individuals living with dementia and their caregivers, Katie leads AST’s Enhancing Care Program, facilitating psychoeducational groups to help caregivers adapt to their roles and understand and respond to dementia symptoms. Prior to joining AST, Katie worked as a social worker for SPRINT Senior Care, a non-profit community-based agency in midtown Toronto. She has extensive experience in case management, interdisciplinary teamwork, assessment, counselling, and group facilitation and utilizes a client-centred approach in her work.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Learn about the Enhancing Care Program’s background and principles
  • Learn about TEACH and CARERS groups and how they support caregivers across Ontario
  • Learn how to make referrals to the Enhancing Care Program

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

  • Register in advance here. After registering, you will receive information about joining the webinar
  • If you have any questions about these rounds or wish to be included on the distribution list, please contact Enza Calabro at ecalabro@baycrest.org
  • If you have Zoom Webinar questions, please contact Agnes Cheng Tsallis at achengtsallis@baycrest.org

 

HOW TO OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE:

After having attended, complete the evaluation survey and enter an email address to request your certificate.

These sessions are open to all healthcare professionals and students to provide a learning forum to review leading practices in assessing and managing personal expressions, as demonstrated by individuals who live with dementia.

These Rounds are co-sponsored by the Behavioural Support for Seniors Program, and the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care at Baycrest

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